Want to know how to boost your glow without having to book an expensive facial? Don't we all.
We’ve narrowed it down to 7 easy steps to get your skin looking better than ever. No highlighter necessary…
It might sound obvious, but you won't get glowing skin without taking care of it on the daily, so find a cleansing routine you can stick to (FYI - face wipes don't count). For the bare basics, invest in a non-drying cleanser like Sukin’s all-natural Foaming Facial Cleanser, along with a gentle exfoliant. We love Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant. Use them to cleanse twice a day – morning and night - to switch skin brightness up a notch or two.
You don’t always need a drawer full of products to get that fresh-faced feel. Sometimes all it takes is some smart beauty tech, and Braun’s new FaceSpa is a total life-changer. The facial cleansing brush removes dead skin cells and exfoliates for a super smooth base, leaving you with AMAZINGLY soft skin. There's also an epilator attachment to whisk away any unwanted facial hair. Genius.
Everyday your skin is damaged by environmental factors like the sun and pollution, which is why it’s SO important to include SPF in your skincare routine. Sun exposure is the biggest baddie when it comes to ageing skin and making it look dull, so make sure you’re wearing at least factor 30 on your face (not forgetting the neck too), every, single, day. Slather on SkinCeuticals’s Mineral Radiance UV Defence to protect your youth - not only will it shield you from UVA and UVB rays, but it's also lightly tinted for a seriously glowy finish.
You might feel like a total moron at the time, but massaging your face a few times a week is actually a really good way to keep fine lines at bay. Because the more you stimulate your skin, the more it wakes up. And more blood flow means increased collagen production, plumping up skin for a natural, healthy glow. Massage your favourite cleansing oil (make sure it's slippy) into your face using upward strokes, focusing on your forehead, cheeks and jaw area, to defy gravity as much as possible.
Long, hot, steamy showers and baths might feel luxurious at the time, but they can actually strip the natural oils right out of your skin. Quick, cool showers are much better for your face. But if you can’t skip a long bath sesh (we hear you), replenish with a good face oil to combat the dryness. We love Cowshed’s Anti-Oxidant Raspberry Seed Facial Oil for its brightening qualities and amazing smell.
In case you hadn't heard, sheet masks are still having a major moment RN. And for good reason - the Korean-inspired beauty buy essentially provides a cover to trap moisture and encourage the serum to soak deeper into your skin. Whether it's Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask or a budget Boots buy, stock up on your faves ASAP to give your already exfoliated skin a mega moisture boost.
It’s not just what you do to your skin, but what you feed it, too. Dehydration causes more wrinkles than we’d like to think about, so glug that water like a boss. Eating as many fresh veggies as you can is great for good skin so load up on steamed or juiced greens for your vitamin fix, plus oily fish like salmon (which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D) to max out your glow potential.